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Redmond Sears store joins in food drive

The Redmond Sears Hometown Stores announces its annual holiday food drive for 2012. Stores across the nation will collect non-perishable food items for eight weeks through Dec. 31.

The local Sears Hometown Store in Redmond is partnering with NeighborImpact's Food Bank as part of the national event.

As a thank you, the Redmond Sears Hometown Store, located at 224 SW 6th Street, is giving people $5 off any $50 purchase for every can of nonperishable food donated, with no limit to the amount of food brought in.

At the end of the event, the local store will donate all items to NeighborImpact's Food Bank. With more than 950 locations, the organization hopes to impact communities throughout the country.

At the local store level, Sears will recognize people who donate, not only with the promotional offer, but also by decorating the store with Giving Trees — signs hung up with names of individuals who donate in the store.

"We are a family oriented store and we want to give back to the families in our community," says Redmond store owner Ron Troutman.  Activities such as a visit with Santa and a large display of cans are being planned during the Holiday Food Drive.  

"Food drives in all communities are important to the work that we do, and we appreciate when a national organization such as Sears supports the local community. "said Sandy Klein, NeighborImpact's food resource specialist.

Local food donations count for approximately 40% of the 2.5 million pounds of food collected and distributed throughout Central Oregon each year. 

For more information on the Sears Hometown Store Holiday Food Drive please contact Ron Troutman at 541-526-5905.  For more information on NeighborImpact's Food Bank or hosting a food drive contact Sandy Klein at 541-548-2380 x 148 or e mail .

About NeighborImpact:  Since 1985, NeighborImpact has been a leader in developing solutions and bringing resources to Crook, Jefferson and Deschutes County.  It offers a diversity of services meeting basic human needs for food and shelter, while enriching people's lives by providing access to increased education, skills, and hope for the future. NeighborImpact is a private nonprofit organization that receives federal, state and local funding; foundation grants; and donations from individuals and businesses in our community. To learn more about NeighborImpact please visit      

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